Supermarket Auchan had an activity with a high fun factor last month. Customers could grab their own crabs at Auchan from baby tubs : )! Plastic nets would prevent the crabs from climbing out. One month later they prepackaged the crabs, and closed the nets on the tubs. Maybe the the nets proved to be too inconvenient. The crabs don’t give up without a fight!
After entering the small Auchan in Suzhou, my attention was immediately caught by the new aquaria. One of them contained small coloured frogs (the good old iMac 1950s pastel combinations) that were for sale. Is it a colouring agent in their food, or were they earlier submerged in paint? I wonder what animal activists would make of this. They also might take a look at the frogs, toads and turtles at the other side of the store for consumption purposes. . . once I even saw a shopping cart with a moving plastic bag in it: toad inside!
A small selection of fruits bought at Auchan. The brown Longan, also called Dragon Eyes for obvious reasons. The fiery looking Dragonfruit, with a melon like pulp inside with small seeds. The green fruits are Jujube’s (also called Chinese dade), resembling and tasting small apples, but with a prune like pit.
This week there was a special box at Auchan (supermarket) with sugarcane. Next to it was an employee to provide the cuttings. First he removed the bark. Then he would ask the woman to hold the cleaned part. With one mighty chop he cut the cane in two, and the whole procedure was repeated. Meanwhile the husband held the bag with cut sugarcane. The child also had a piece to nibble on.